YMMV: Chowder

  • Base Breaker: Panini. Some find her Yandere attitude to be ridiculously funny, while others are hugely turned off by the Double Standard she invokes.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Chowder's "I just wanted to be a chef so bad that I got carried away and tried to kill everyone in the process." (Beat). "Again."
    • Fifty years ago, Mung got a Queen Meach away from her Soldier Meach guards and made her into a pie. In response, the Soldiers got into his workplace and beat him up. And again the next day. And again, in the bathroom. This went on for twenty-five years.
      • It wasn't even the pie that annoyed them-they didn't bother him until after he ate it (they lampshade this with a bit of unrestrained relief when the guy who commissioned the pie they make in the current episode takes it home).
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Shnitzel - Just about every Chowder commercial is about him.
    • Chestnut. Deekaloo, deekalee...
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop:
    • "Paint the Town", it ends with Chowder running away from the problem he caused.
    • The finale arguably contains one. Panini marrying Chowder implies that all the stalking and harrassment she did throughout the series was okay.
  • Memetic Mutation: "I AM NOT YOUR BOYFRIEND!", It even has its Stupid Statement Dance Mix right here.
  • Periphery Demographic
  • Seasonal Rot: Most of the fandom believes that the first season was the best, with the following two seeing a decline in quality.
  • Stop Helping Me!: Chowder's help often does more harm then good.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: many a Shout-Out and Homage features one, including the memorable reference to Katamari Damacy.
    • The episode "Big Ball" featured a Jimmy Hart version of the FOX Sports theme.
    • In "Chowder Grows Up", Chowder's song is MIGHTY familiar to those that remember the old Toy's R Us jingle.
    • The Exchanges Song ("This for that/And Those for these/And These for Those...") is one for the Modern Major General Song.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: True enough to its 70s homages, Chowder is pretty much what you get when you mix popular drugs from that era with a cooking show from The Food Network (in its pre-Food Porn era).
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Ceviché's a boy, despite his girly pink hair and leotard. Most people don't become aware of this until Chowder states his gender more than halfway in the series.